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[Folk] The Careful Ones- Moths, Flames, Etc.


The Careful Ones are a relatively new indie/folk band from Lakeland Florida that has been attracting attention with their soulful melodies and ambient tones. The music is driven by acoustic guitars, heavy vocal harmonies, and light percussion (guitar slapping, stomping, heavy strumming, occasional bass hits).

The lyrics are introspective and presented in a voice that’s somewhere between Bahamas and Sleeping At Last. Their debut Moths, Flames, Etc. is a lonesome collection of well written songs, with each instrument focusing on what’s best for the music rather than how they can show off. Vocal parts fall to a hum during intimate guitar melodies, sitting atop pulsing bass hits that beat inside your chest and tug at your heart strings. The careful ones are a force to be reckoned with because they have learned how to capture mood, and feeling, through their music. From their down tempos and repetitive chorus lines to their employ of orchestral strings they just seem like they really get it.

The album is not for car rides or exciting beach vacations though, it’s really relaxed and mellow. It’s a much better soundtrack for a quiet evening than a sword fight.

Watch for the bands new release, due out in Spring of 2012, HERE.

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[New] Bahamas – I Got You Babe

Bahamas at TheMusicNinja

Alfie Jurvanen of Bahamas has long been known for his soulful style of folk music. The second single off of his forthcoming release, Barchords, is an example of him living up to his reputation. The drums are light and airy, the guitars are melodic and catchy, and the vocals are breathy, intimate, and complimentary to the guitars. Though the song is about losing someone it’s still really light hearted and easy to listen to; you’ll probably find yourself humming it throughout the day without even realizing it.

Barchords Tracklist:
01. Lost in the Light
02. Caught Me Thinkin
03. Montreal
04. OK Alright I’m Alive
05. Never Again
06. Overjoyed
07. I Got You Babe
08. Any Other Way
09. Snow Plow
10. Your Sweet Touch
11. Time and Time Again
12. Be My Witness

Bahamas new LP Barchords is set to release on February 7th 2012 through Brushfire records.

Bahamas- I Got You Babe 

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